© 1977

Energetics of Geological Processes

Hans Ramberg on his 60th birthday

  • Surendra K. Saxena
  • Somdev Bhattacharji
  • Hans Annersten
  • Ove Stephansson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Energetics of Geodynamic Processes

  3. Energetics of Geochemical Processes

About this book


Hans Ramberg is working in an area of geology where 60 years are a short, often negligible period of time. This is not so in the lives of men. For us it is a time for evaluating past accomplishments and a time for friends to express their appreciation and admiration. Some universities have become famous for this ability to foster eminent scientists in one or several fields. The success of Cambridge University in physics is a well-known example, but if we ask ourselves whether the success of Oslo University in earth sciences is not equally astonishing, then we see that Hans is yet another example of this process; but it is not the whole story. There were certainly promising prospects when he started his studies in geology: V. M. Goldschmidt had just come back from G6ttingen in Germany and Tom Barth had returned from the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Two leaders in geochemistry and petrology at the same time! Hans became a student of Barth, specializing in metamorphic rocks and their problems; but soon the situation changed. Norway was occupied by the Germans and the possibili­ ties for university studies almost vanished. However, in spite of all difficulties he obtained his Ph.D. in 1946 and began participating in the geological mapping of Greenland. In 1947 he went to the University of Chicago and stayed there until 1961 when he came to his present position in the University of Uppsala, Sweden.


Energetics Geochemie Geodynamik Ramberg, Hans geochemistry geoscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Surendra K. Saxena
    • 1
  • Somdev Bhattacharji
    • 1
  • Hans Annersten
    • 2
  • Ove Stephansson
    • 3
  1. 1.Brooklyn College of the City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Geological InstituteUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Department of Rock MechanicsLuleå UniversityLuleåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Energetics of Geological Processes
  • Book Subtitle Hans Ramberg on his 60th birthday
  • Editors S. K. Saxena
    S. Bhattacharji
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08119-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-86576-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-86574-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 476
  • Number of Illustrations 43 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
    Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
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